11 June 2004
Swiss. A fine and rare 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set hunter case perpetual calendar carillon minute repeating keyless lever watch with phases of the moon
Unsigned, ebauche probably by Louis Audemars, No. 12111, circa 1890
With gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, carillon minute repeat striking on three gongs, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer minutes track, blued steel spade hands, four subsidiary dials indicating month combined with leap year, day, date and phases of the moon combined with lunar calendar and constant seconds, the large circular case with front lid centered by translucent red guilloche enamel and diamond-set floral and foliage motif, bordered by finely chased and engraved floral, foliage and scroll motif, the hinged back similarly centered by translucent red guilloche enamel and diamond-set floral and foliage motif, bordered by finely chased and engraved floral, foliage and scroll motif, repeat slide in the band with finely detailed transluscent red enamel and gold floral decoration, case numbered
55 mm. diam.
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The present is illustrated and described in Louis-Benjamin Audemars by Hartmut Zantke, page 439, illus. 112/1.
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